Valve's Steam Begins Selling More Than Games
Written by Michael Larabel in Valve on 2 October 2012 at 04:56 PM EDT. 7 Comments
We have known about Valve's plans to make Steam more than just about gaming and beginning today you can buy some non-gaming software from the digital distribution client.

At the moment though the non-game software offered on Steam is fairly limited and Windows only with titles like 3DMark Vantage, GameMaker: Studio, and 3D-Coat. However, moving forward you can expect many more productivity applications to surface on the popular system. Mac OS X and Linux software will follow.

Those wishing to see the software offered via Steam can do so from Meanwhile, the Steam Linux beta is getting underway.

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